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ckn

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Tories and Ethics

Today, 06:34 PM

Yay for the Tories...


Plebgate (redux)

Yesterday, 04:17 PM

Andrew Mitchell lost his libel case today after the judge said he did use the word "pleb" against the police, he also said that the policeman was too thick to have made the story up (paraphrased). :P

 

Something about that just tickled me...


Dave Whelan thread

23 November 2014 - 05:42 PM

No point putting a detailed explanation.  Those who get it will understand why, those who don't never will.

 

In a word though, no.  Just no.


The Lib Dems

22 November 2014 - 04:17 PM

The bit that's being made less of in the recent by-election is the Lib Dems.  They went from getting 16.8% in 2010 to 0.9% in 2014, failing to get their deposit back and getting 1/5th of the votes the Greens did.  I saw a bit of head-in-the-sand thinking from one Lib Dem on telly who said the Lib Dems voted Tory to keep UKIP out, so 7500 of the 7800 Lib Dems who voted in 2010 voted Tory instead.  Hmmm, stinks a bit that one.  I can see a good few doing the tactical thinking but not that many.


Attitude

16 November 2014 - 12:37 AM

Just finished watching Scotland v NZ and the attitude shown was exactly the difference between union and rugby league.  When England play Australia at rugby league, there's always a pessimism that must seep into the players' minds, the fans go there with a sense of defeatism and when England win occasionally it's treated as if it's a fluke.  Scotland genuinely thought they could beat NZ at union today despite not having won for 109 years and it showed in the players' attitudes as well as with the crowd, another loss and next year it'll be the same attitude leading into yet another defeat.